To amend the Public Health Service Act to foster more effective implementation and coordination of clinical care for people with pre- diabetes and diabetes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
Congress finds the following: (1) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly 26,000,000 Americans have diabetes in addition to an estimated 79,000,000 American adults that have pre-diabetes, an increase of 2,000,000 Americans with diabetes and 22,000,000 American adults with pre-diabetes since 2008. (2) Diabetes affects 8.3 percent of Americans of all ages and 11.3 percent of adults age 20 and older. Individuals of racial and ethnic minorities continue to have higher rates of diabetes than individuals not of such minorities, as demonstrated by the following: 16.1 percent of all adult American Indians and Alaskan Natives have diabetes; 12.6 percent of all adult African-Americans have diabetes; 11.8 percent of all adult Hispanics have diabetes; and 8.4 percent of all adult Asian-Americans have diabetes, while 7.1 percent of all non-Hispanic Whites have diabetes. (3) Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. (4) People with diabetes are more likely than people without diabetes to have heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure, kidney failure, blindness, and require amputations. (5) Total national costs associated with diabetes in 2007 exceeded $174,000,000,000, according to the...